Newsletter July 2021

Southampton Cycling Campaign Newsletter – July 2021

Here’s some dates for you. Hope to see you soon.

Sat 17th July:  Wild Night Out ride along Weston Shore to The Prince Consort in Netley, stopping for refreshments and returning along the shoreline in the dark. 

Assemble:   the Bargate around 9.15pm.  Leaving 9.30pm.  Return:  back in Southampton around midnight. An enjoyable easy ride with a long pub stop.  Lovely to cycle along the shoreline in the dark with an entirely different view of the docks.

Sun 18th July:  Stoke Park Woods.  A ride to Stoke Park Woods via Otterbourne, Kiln Lane, Brambridge and Bishopstoke Lane, returning via Bishopstoke and Eastleigh town centre.  Stopping for refreshments at the Toby Carvery on Fair Oak Rd.  Assemble:  Lakeside (near cafe), Eastleigh for a 10am departure. Return around 1pm. Terrain:  15 miles, flattish most of route except Bishopstoke Lane and Stoke Park Woods where there are some inclines.  Mixture of shared-use paths, quiet roads and tracks two busy roads to cross (one with lights).  Suitable for all bikes. Easy, enjoyable ride and a promise of sun!

Mon 9th Aug – We usually have a social rather than meeting in August, so we’re picnicking at Weston Shore this time – bring own food/drink OR food to share.  We’ll be west of “On the Water Café” (which shuts at 4pm) Weston Parade, SO19 9TE.  Meet 6.30pm-8pm (can stay longer or cycle or go on to somewhere else).   If wet, we will postpone via email list or email us to check.

Sat 14th Aug 12.30pm–4pm – Trifest at Bitterne Park Riverside stall booked – who can do stall noon til 4pm? Stay for music til 7pm.  (Lyn can take the stuff and will be on next door stall.) Please let Lyn know if you can do any times between noon and 4pm. http://bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11874:trifest-community-festival-set-to-return&catid=166&Itemid=92

Sun 15th Aug – the Leveret is a 50 km (31 miles) or 35 km (21 miles)  Southampton CTC annual self-guided ride organised by Jim, starting at Romsey.  Contact  jimpro54@hotmail.co.uk for more info.

4th Sept – stall at Sporterium – details to follow.

Mon 13th Sept – meetings will continue on Zoom [always 2nd Mon except Aug].   The room is not available at the moment as it’s being used by Day Service for distancing, so not in use by other groups.  If people want to link up with one other member in a home, do ask.  

Monthly campaign rides usually 10am on third Sunday: www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk/rides/